A major catalyst project for the Queen’s Wharf precinct, the commercial office tower at 1 William Street was developed and is jointly owned by Cbus Property and ISPT.
The imposing building was designed by Woods Bagot to accommodate the Queensland Public Service. Positioned on the banks of the winding Brisbane River, the architectural form of the tower invites an abstraction of the continuous, sinuous line of the river.
A lustrous, glazed façade, the tower’s cladding reflects and changes with the time of day and quality of sunlight, adjusting to seasonal and climactic variations. Connectivity was achieved via a full-height atrium enabling a non-hierarchical, inclusive workspace with a mix of individual and team based settings.
Drawing inspiration from the Queensland landscape, the scheme seeks to emulate the natural environment, with the application of colour, materiality and texture bringing the outside in. Building on a neutral palette, each level of the building takes cues from the state’s icons and native flora and fauna.
Frequency of Guided Tours: every 15 minutes, subject to number of guests on the floor at any one time.
Register at the building on arrival, Photography restrictions, Security checks will be required including Xray of bags and metal detector for people.
Recent Architectural or Engineering Awards: Property Council of Australia Queensland Development of the Year 2019
Environment Accreditation: NABERS ENERGY - 5.5 star - co-assessed NABERS WATER - 4.5 star NABERS INDOOR ENVIRONMENT - 3.5 star GREEN STAR AS BUILT - 6 star GREEN STAR PERFORMANCE - 6 star